Jazz News: Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Gregory Porter To Perform At 2020 North Sea Jazz Festival

The NN 2020 North Sea Jazz Festival will celebrate its 45th edition when it returns to the Ahoy Centre in Rotterdam from 10-12 July with arguably its most high profile line-up to date. The first wave of artists announced includes a vast array of some of the most successful and revered singers of all time including Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Jill Scott, George Benson, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Michael Kiwanuka and Gregory Porter.

The festival will once again present a selection of icons from the realms of jazz and blues, including world-renowned pianist Herbie Hancock, Israeli bassist Avishai Cohen and his project Big Vicious, and Shabaka Hutchings’s collaborative ensemble with South Africa’s finest musicians Shabaka & The Ancestors, as well as Grammy-winning blues-rock maestro Joe Bonamassa who will be accompanied by The Metropole Orkest.

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